Stephen Colbert jokes and takes a jibe at the Late Show
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Stephen Colbert jokes and takes a jibe at the Late Show

 
 
April 11, 2014 David Letterman, Stephen Colbert
 

The funnyman Stephen Colbert said "I Do Not Envy Whoever They Try to Put in That Chair" addressing to the news that he may take over David Letterman’s show post his retirement.

"There was some big news last week that slipped through my news crack and it concerns someone that I've admired for years and yet surprisingly is not me. I'm talking about David Letterman, who last Thursday night announced his retirement," he began to tell the audience. "And I am gonna miss this good man."

"Dave has been on the air my entire adult life. Late Night debuted my first year in college. I learned more from watching Dave than I did from going to my classes. Especially the ones I did not go to because I stayed up until 1:30 a.m. watching Dave. This man has influenced every host who came after him, even a few who came before him, he's that good," Colbert continued.

"And I gotta tell you, I do not envy whoever they try to put in that chair. Folks, those are some huge shoes to fill and some really big pants."

CBS officially announced Colbert as the new host who would be replacing Letterman on the show on Thursday morning for a 5 year contract.

"Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career," Colbert said in a statement. "I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead. I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."

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